Stormtrooper Helmets, Armor and Costumes
|SW Movies Character Appeared in
- ANH ESB RotJ
|Brief Prop and Costume History
First seen in Star Wars - A New Hope in 1977, The Stormtrooper Armour design
was originally conceived by Ralph McQuarrie in 1975. All helmets and armor were made from vacuum formed
plastic, either ABS or HDPE. Detailing and Armor assembly were by John
Mollo's costuming department.
For The Empire
Strikes Back the original sets from the previous film were re-used. For
Return of the Jedi they created new Helmets and Armour by casting an
armor and helmet
set from the original Movie.
Everyone wants to be a Stormtrooper - however up to very recently no "Lucasfim
Official Licensed" company had made armour forcing fans and collectors to go
underground. There are therefore a huge number of "fan-made" producers out
Though licensed companies Like Don Post, then Rubies made
low-cost Stormtrooper helmets, over the years companies such as Master
Replicas, EFX and Anovos joined the fray - often with very accurate looking
Now Click below for Original Screen Used, Lucasfilm Licensed Replicas, or
can Click here for side by side Comparisons of the different versions.